UCL Division of Biosciences


Partridge Lab


The aim of our research is to discover genes and mechanisms that determine the rate of ageing.  We collaborate with other laboratories to determine if these processes show evolutionary conservation. Most of our work is conducted with the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster through comparison with C.elegans and then with the mouse. 

Our work focuses particularly on the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway, dietary restriction and resistance to stress. We are interested also in the physiological mechanisms that force organisms to make trade-offs, such as that between high nutrient intake and high reproductive rate, on one hand and slow ageing on the other.

Team Members
Mumtaz AhmadMedia preparation technicianmumtaz.ahmad@ucl.ac.uk
Magda AtilanoPost-doctoral researcherm.atilano@ucl.ac.uk
Helen FraserClinical PhD studenthelen.fraser.14@ucl.ac.uk
Matias FuentealbaPhD studentmatias.valenzuela.16@ucl.ac.uk
Ashling GiblinPhD studentashling.giblin.19@ucl.ac.uk
Enric UreñaPost-doctoral researchere.sala@ucl.ac.uk
Nathan WoodlingAlzheimer's Society Research Fellown.woodling@ucl.ac.uk
Bowen XuPhD Studentbowen.xu.18@ucl.ac.uk